Mideast News Stories
Shia cleric shot, wounded in Iran's Isfahan: media
A Shia cleric in central Iran was injured on Saturday morning after an assailant on a motorcycle shot at him, Iranian state media said. Mohsen Akhavan, who holds the clerical rank of hojatoleslam, was targeted in the city of Isfahan, according to...
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Camp Speicher massacre suspect arrested in Iraq by PMF
A Shia paramilitary force in Iraq has arrested a man suspected of involvement in the 2014 Camp Speicher massacre which saw over a thousand Iraqi cadets killed at the hands of the Islamic State group. Durgham Abu Haidar was arrested by the Popular Mobilisation...
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UN report highlights crippling impact of 15 years of Israel's Gaza siege
Marking the 15th anniversary of the Israeli regime’s crippling siege of the Gaza Strip, a United Nations report highlights the monumental toll the blockade has taken on the coastal enclave’s population. The report was released by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...
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Iran holding talks with Egypt and Jordan in Baghdad: Iraq FM
TEHRAN — Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has announced that in addition to hosting the ongoing Tehran-Riyadh talks, Baghdad is also a host to separate bilateral talks between Iran and two other Arab states. ......
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Iranian hackers leak info of over 300,000 Israelis from tourism sites
The personal information of over 300,000 Israelis was leaked last month by an Iranian hacker group targeting Israeli travel booking sites. The group, named Sharp Boys, claimed last month that it had obtained data from Israeli tourism sites, including ID numbers, addresses, credit card information...
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Jordan swears in Prince Faisal as deputy to King Abdullah II
AMMAN - Jordan’s Prince Faisal bin Hussein was sworn in as deputy to his brother King Abdullah II, in the presence of Cabinet members, Jordanian state television reported on Friday. It is the first time in Jordan’s history that a prince is appointed deputy king, in the...
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World leaders congratulate Israel's new Prime Minister Lapid
Yair Lapid officially became Israel's new prime minister starting on Friday at midnight. Below is a list of reactions from world leaders and organizations to Israel's new leader. United States US President Joe Biden congratulated the new prime minister, while also thanking outgoing Prime Minister...
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Damascus less safe than Assad regime claims
Since recapturing the largely agricultural province surrounding Damascus in 2018, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sought to portray the capital as a haven of calm in a country riven by conflict. In addition to the city’s symbolic importance, securing Damascus and the outlying region known as...
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Iran executes a gay man under label of sodomy, says expert
Iran executed ten people on Wednesday, including a gay man, in Karaj, the capital of the Alborz Province, just outside of Tehran. News organization Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported on Thursday about the latest wave of executions in the Islamic Republic. According to HRANA, the...
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3 Israelis, 64 Palestinians injured after settlers stormed Joseph’s shrine in Nablus
3 Israelis and 64 Palestinians were injured by live and rubber bullets during clashes that erupted in the city of Nablus on Thursday, in the northern West Bank, Wafa News Agency reported. The clashes erupted at dawn on Thursday when hundreds of Jewish worshipers arrived under military escort to pray...
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